By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON, Kaduna.
Six polo clubs are penciled down to battle for four cups at the Kaduna International Trade Fair Polo Tournament scheduled to take place from March 9 to 12, 2017 at the Kaduna Polo Club, Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna.
The participating clubs include: Port Harcourt Polo Club, Abuja Guards Brigade, Katsina Polo Club, Zaria Polo Club, Kano Polo Club and the hosts Kaduna Polo Club.
According to the Tournament Manager (TM) of Kaduna Polo Club, Hon. Ibrahim Abubakar Kontogara, the trophies up for grabs include the KADCCIMA Cup, Beginners Cup in memory of late Mohammed Bello, Captain’s Cup and the President’s Cup.
Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufai, President of the Kaduna Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) Hajiya Muheeba Farida Dankaka, Emir of Katsina and Life President of Nigeria Polo Federation (NPF) Alhaji (Dr) Abdulmumuni Kabir Usman, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika among several other personalities.
The TM however informed that the tournament was earlier scheduled to hold during the 38th Kaduna International Trade Fair organized by the Kaduna Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) that ended on Sunday but had to be postponed due to the death of one of their members for which one of the trophies will be competed for in his memory.